Incident Summary:

04/11/2020: Aaron Swenson threatened to kill police officers on Facebook live while out searching for a target in Texarkana, Texas, United States. Authorities located and apprehended the assailant in his vehicle discovered three firearms. There were no reported casualties during the event. Swensen, a member of the Boogaloo movement, claimed responsibility for the incident and stated "I feel like hunting the hunters" and made other Boogaloo references on social media.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Near Texarkana

Location Details:
The incident occurred along St. Michaels drive, west of I-369.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Texarkana Texas Police Department
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
Two pistols and a shotgun were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boogaloo movement Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Man with links to ‘boogaloo’ movement indicted in Texas," Associated Press Newswires, June 12, 2020.
"Coronavirus Becomes the Latest Battle Cry for U.S. Extremist Groups," The New York Times, May 4, 2020.
"Texas man, 36, is arrested for streaming himself on Facebook Live searching for a police officer to 'ambush and kill' as it's revealed he was a part of 'boogaloo boys' anti-government group," Mail Online, April 23, 2020.